The saying goes “There are only three cities in USA, New York, SanFransisco and New Orleans rest are Cleveland”. This prompted us to make a visit to New Orleans having seen the rest earlier.
We were on a visit to Houston in September 2019 and my brother Ratan Bhagat obliged by taking us on a road trip to this lovely town.
New Orleans has a multi cultural history which combines the shades of French, Spanish, Italians, Germans and more…
The heart and soul of this unique city are the French Quarters. This place has some unique old age architecture well preserved to date. Most of the buildings here are decorated with Wrought Iron Filigree work which gives the place its unique charm.
While here do walk the streets of French Quarters to enjoy its unique ambience.
There is more here then just French Quarters. This place is famous for its night life. As the sun sets get on to the Bourban Street to enjoy it’s night life, every night is party time here. Sharing few photos of my experience.
The streets remain agog with curio and gift shops selling some funky stuff celebrating Voodoo and the dead.
This place is musically inclined, Jazz being predominant.You can hear many bands performing on the streets.
If you are into street photography then this place has a lot to offer.
To get around use the street cars, hire a bike, ride a rickshaw or horse carriage or even get onto a skate board.
Do not forget to take a walk along the river front in the evening. If you have time do go for the sunset river cruise.
Do make a visit to the Jackson Square to view the magnificent St. Louis Church.
Another place you may consider visiting while here is the Garden District. You can view some historic cottages here. While here you may also consider making a visit to the historic Lafayette Cemetery. The dead here are buried overground due to the water table being very high.
While in New Orleans you may also consider visiting one of the plantations here which tell tales of the cotton kings of yester years and their slaves.
Self, Jo, Ratan and Nimmo at Destrehan Manor House.
Your trip here cannot be considered complete till you visit the famous Café Du Monde and indulge in the delicious Benigits and coffee served here. A visit here also provides opportunity for some candid people photography.
May be someday we will visit again for few more street shots.